A man whose mother bled to death after an operation that was meant to improve the blood supply to her legs has vowed to fight for injury compensation, despite being offered an apology from Kingston Hospital.
Jean Swing, who was 86 at the time, died of significant haemorrhaging on July 16th 2009 and the hospital’s own investigation found that staff had wrongly described her condition as stable when they arrived on the ward, the Kingston Guardian reports.
She later died following a heart attack after staff once again failed to notice a lack of improvement in her condition.
Her son Ray told the paper: "I do not accept an apology because it means nothing to me. It is meaningless. Anyone can say sorry.
"I am going to be looking for compensation. I cannot put her to rest because of the severe pain I saw her in."
It follows reports in the Liverpool Echo that University Hospital Aintree has agreed to pay injury compensation to a young girl who was left with Erb’s Palsy after mistakes made during her birth.